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Genomics and Precision Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Genomics and Precision Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Genetics Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The new genetic and genomic technologies are allowing us to develop a much more detailed understanding of the link between our genes and health. In recent years there has been international recognition that these technologies have the potential to revolutionise medicine and public health. However, to realise this vision we need people with the specialised knowledge base, understanding and skill sets for application and delivery of genomic and precision medicine in medical and clinical institutions, academic institutions and industry.

This program is linked to the Welsh Government all-Wales strategy to offer training and education in Genomic and Precision Medicine related subjects to support the development of the clinical and clinical-associated workforce in Wales. The course will provide the opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of the platform technologies employed in genomics analysis, utilise genomic data-analytical skills to make clinically and patient relevant interpretations of results and data and, importantly accurately and ethically report and convey findings to colleagues and patients. The program’s modular design and delivery formats are optimised for healthcare professionals and students, in, or entering into the clinic or clinically-associated environment, throughout Wales.

Successful graduates will be well-positioned to critically evaluate published literature with respect to the patient and carer perspective of genomic medicine and exercise initiative to make informed decisions in relation to the application of genomics and precision medicine in a clinical context. They will also be able to deliver support, implementation and development, and research roles in the rapidly expanding field of Genomic Precision Medicine; in medical and clinical institutions, academic institutions and industry. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level.

Different course options

Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The main challenge for application of genomic data is in its analysis and interpretation. The aim of this module is to enable students to gain the knowledge and understanding required to critically interpret existing genomic research, and develop the skills to formulate their own research questions as well as to collect, analyse and interpret their own data using a basic range of statistical and bioinformatics techniques. Bioinformatics and statistical approaches introduced in this module will form a solid foundation for the topic specific computational and analytical techniques which will form part of subsequent modules. This is semester 1 and 2module.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Health institutions route entry: non-graduate applicants will require relevant qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience deemed of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate level education. Academic route entry: applicants will require a BSc level degree (2:2 or higher), in a medically related life science subject area, from a recognised Higher Education Institution.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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